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  • 4/21/2015 | Boston's Ortiz Disciplined

    Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz has received a one-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for making contact with Umpire John Tumpane during the bottom of the fifth inning of the Club's Sunday, April 19th game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park.

  • 4/21/2015 | First "Franchise Four" balloting results announced

    Major League Baseball today released the current leaders of the "Franchise Four" campaign, which allows fans to vote for the most impactful players who best represent each Major League franchise and several other significant categories in the sport's history.

  • 4/21/2015 | Kansas City's Herrera, Ventura Disciplined

    Kansas City Royals pitchers Kelvin Herrera and Yordano Ventura have received discipline for their roles in on-field incidents during the Club's weekend series against the Oakland Athletics at Kauffman Stadium.

  • 4/20/2015 | Nelson Cruz of the Seattle Mariners named American League Player of the Week

    Seattle Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending April 19th. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.

  • 4/20/2015 | Matt Carpenter of the St. Louis Cardinals named NL Player of the Week

    Third baseman Matt Carpenter of the St. Louis Cardinals has been named National League Player of the Week for the week of April 13th-19th. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.

  • 4/20/2015 | Braves Pitcher McKirahan suspended

    The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Atlanta Braves left-handed pitcher Andrew McKirahan has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Ipamorelin, a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

  • 4/20/2015 | Chris Park Elevated to Lead MLB International

    Major League Baseball Chief Operating Officer Tony Petitti today announced the expansion of the duties of Chris Park, who will lead the day-to-day business of MLB International and will now serve as Senior Vice President of Growth, Strategy & International.

  • 4/16/2015 | McHale Named Special Assistant to the Commissioner

    Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. announced today that he has appointed John McHale, Jr. as Special Assistant to the Commissioner.

  • 4/15/2015 | Yankees Minor Leaguer Rodriguez suspended

    The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that New York Yankees Minor League right-handed pitcher Wilking Rodriguez has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Furosemide, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

  • 4/13/2015 | Adrian Gonzalez of the Los Angeles Dodgers named NL Player of the Week

    First baseman Adrian Gonzalez of the Los Angeles Dodgers was named National League Player of the Week for the week ending April 12th.

  • 4/13/2015 | Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers named American League Player of the Week

    Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending April 12th.

  • 4/11/2015 | New York Mets Pitcher Mejia Suspended

    The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that New York Mets right-handed pitcher Jenrry Mejia has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Stanozolol, a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

  • 4/10/2015 | MLB, USA Baseball announce Pitch Smart compliance program

    Major League Baseball and USA Baseball announced today the development of a Pitch Smart compliance program, designed to assist the public in identifying the organizations that have adopted Pitch Smart guidelines and principles.

  • 4/9/2015 | Giants minor leaguer Jones suspended

    The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that San Francisco Giants Minor League outfielder Chuckie Jones has received a 50-game suspension without pay following a second positive test for a drug of abuse in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

  • 4/9/2015 | MLB and the Dodgers announce details of the 2015 Civil Rights Game

    Major League Baseball and the Los Angeles Dodgers today announced details for the 2015 Civil Rights Game on Jackie Robinson Day, including special recognitions, participants in the Baseball & Civil Rights Movement Roundtable Discussion and special performances and ceremonies planned at Dodger Stadium that evening.

  • 4/8/2015 | MLB announces "Franchise Four" campaign for 2015 All-Star Game

    Major League Baseball today announced the launch of the "Franchise Four" campaign, which will allow fans to vote for the most impactful players who best represent each Major League franchise and several other significant categories in the sport's history.

  • 4/7/2015 | MLB sets new Spring Training attendance record; eclipsing 4 million fans

    Major League Baseball set a new Spring Training attendance record with 4,034,708 fans attending games over 481 dates for an average of 8,388 per game, it was announced today.

  • 4/6/2015 | Opening Day Rosters Feature 230 Players Born Outside the U.S.

    Two-hundred and thirty players on 2015 Opening Day 25-man rosters and inactive lists were born outside the 50 United States, Major League Baseball announced today.

  • 4/6/2015 | MLB Awards 2018 All-Star Game to the Washington Nationals

    Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. has awarded the 2018 All-Star Game to the Washington Nationals, he announced today at a press conference during Opening Day festivities before the Club's game against the New York Mets.

  • 4/3/2015 | Major League Baseball statement on the Jarred Cosart investigation

    Major League Baseball issued the following statement today regarding Miami Marlins pitcher Jarred Cosart:

  • 4/3/2015 | MLB Statement regarding Josh Hamilton

    Major League Baseball issued the following statement today regarding Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton.

  • 4/3/2015 | Major League Baseball Announces Renewals with Four Major Apparel Licensees

    Major League Baseball today announced renewed long-term licensing deals with four major on-field apparel providers, including New Era Cap Company, Nike, Majestic Athletic and '47 Brand.

  • 4/2/2015 | Atlanta's Vizcaino suspended

    The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Atlanta Braves Minor League right-handed pitcher Arodys Vizcaino has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Stanozolol.

  • 4/2/2015 | MLB and all 30 clubs to raise awareness for autism during 2015

    Major League Baseball and all 30 MLB Clubs will once again conduct a league-wide effort during the 2015 Championship Season to raise awareness for autism, the fastest growing serious developmental disorder.